Tucson singer-songwriter Belinda Esquer performed seven gigs in five days late last month.
Seems the Hermosillo, Sonora, native who's spent most of her 29 years in Tucson just can't say no.
"I love to perform so when they asked, I said yes and I played every single one of them,” Esquer said. “I’m really fortunate because I get to do my own original music.”
This month, Esquer is releasing her first Spanish language EP, a two-song project on her Belinda Esquer Music label.
Esquer wrote and performed the songs and Tucson musician/producer Gabriel Sullivan co-produced the EP, "Brujería."
Arizona Daily Star videographer Nick Murray, who produces a Tucson music video series for tucson.com, directed a video for the title song that features Esquer's husband Jonathan T. Khan. The video is in black-and-white and features "blood" coming out of Esquer mouth at several points. The blood was actually chocolate sauce, she said.
“The video has this kind of dark undertone," Esquer said, which fit the song's title — "Witchcraft."
Esquer has been performing music in Tucson for years as a member of several Tucson bands including Heard Over Heart, Yardsale Hearts and a brief stint with The Jons. She struck out as a solo artists a couple years ago, playing private parties, festivals and community events, and small clubs. Her music leans toward pop and rock, "but I kind of do it in my own way because I have Latin influences. So every once in awhile I bust a bossonova beat when you don’t expect it.”
You can catch Esquer live this week, when she performs several gigs:
• 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the WXYZ Bar at Aloft Tucson University, 1900 E. Speedway
• 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Salud Bar at Star Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
• And two times on Sunday, March 12: noon at North Italia, 2995 E. Skyline Drive in La Encantada; and 9 p.m. with Emily Afton and MRCH at Sky Bar, 536 N. Fourth Ave.
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